The Blogs I am Viewing the Most Right Now

Top-BlogsFrom time to time, I enjoy sharing what I am reading currently. My feedly consists of nearly 75 different blogs so I have a great list to choose from, but there are always those blogs that I m drawn to the most at certain times. Here are the blogs that I am currently viewing the most right now:


  • Thom Rainer’s Blog– This could be the most practical pastoral blog out there. I have been reading a few of his post each day for weeks now. He has some great stuff on leadership and pastoring.
  • Ron Edmondson’s Blog– This is another ultra practical blog.  He has more posts with numbered “how to” ideas on leadership than any blog that I have ever seen. He is great, and you should definitely be reading this blog. He has some great posts on marriage and relationships as well.
  • Between the Times– This is a blog by the faculty from Southeastern Theological Seminary. Some of their post are geared directly to toward pastoral leadership, and others are about theology. Great blog  all the way around.
  • Brad Lomenick’s Blog– Now, I had never heard of his blog until recently. Someone told me about it, and I have been hooked since. Ultra practical. Great blog for you to check out.
  • Michael Hyatt’s Blog– Now, this guy is a big time blogger. In fact, he writes and helps others with blogging. He has some excellent stuff when it comes to your leadership and the platform that God has given you. Check his blog out.

Recommend a blog for me to check out.

Favorite Student Ministry Blogs of 2013

top blogsI love reading student ministry blogs. I love adding new blogs to my blogroll. If you have a student ministry blog that I have not stopped by yet, please feel free to comment with your URL, and I will be sure to stop by soon. Here are my personal top 10 favorite blogs from 2013. To clarify, these are the blogs that I view the most…

1- The Source for Youth Ministry by Jonathan McKee- Jonathan is a friend of mine that I have connected with. We share the same passion of creating family based ministry. He blogs regularly regarding youth culture which I love.

2- Love God Love Student Blog by Download Youth Ministry- This is a blog created by Doug Fields, Josh Griffin, and Matt McGill. I have interacted and texted Josh as much as anyone this year, and these guys know student ministry. This is a new blog that launched this year so add it and check it out regularly.

3- The YM360 Blog– This is a compiled blog from several authors from my friends over at YM360. These guys are the real deal, and if they are not in your RSS feed, add them now, Do it…

4-– This is a newer blog over the last few years. These guys are great, and are moving up the charts. You will love that they write about all things youth ministry.

5- Youth Culture Report– I am big into youth culture. I need it, and if you are in student ministry, you do as well. We need to study and learn about youth culture to help us as we minister. This site does a fantastic job sharing the top articles (secular and Christian) regarding youth culture.

There are many great blogs that could have made the list, but these are the ones that I check most often! If I have never stopped by your blog, send me a URL, and I will check it out.

Book Giveaway- “Speaking to Teenagers”

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My friend, Tom Shriver blogs regularly about student ministry at Tom is giving away the book, “Speaking to Teenagers” by Doug Fields and Duffy Robbins. I encourage you to stop by his blog to enter for your chance to win. The contest ends Tuesday!!

I have personally never read the book, but I have read many books by the two authors, and know that they will not disappoint. Go here to register for the freebie, and while you are there, subscribe to Tom’s blog!

Click here to enter the giveaway!!!


Top Posts of 2012

top post of 2012 blog postEach year, I try to share with you the top posts that had the most views for that year. I challenge you to go back and read them or if you missed them the first time, here is your chance to check them out. Also, leave me your thoughts as well so that your voice can be heard. So, without further ado, here are the top posts that my viewers viewed this year.

  1. Freebie Friday: Photo Scavenger Hunt List
  2. Bible Study: The Millennial Reign of Christ
  3. 4 Thoughts to keep students in church after graduation
  4. Top 10 Student Ministry Organizations to Follow on Twitter
  5. Top 10 Student Pastors you should be following on Twitter
  6. Top Places to get Student Ministry Resources
  7. Freebie Friday: Student Ministry Lesson on Sex and Dating with Powerpoint
  8. 5 Simple Thoughts on Influence
  9. 7 Major Topics you should preach on each year in Student Ministry
  10. My top 5 Epic Fails in Student Ministry

Round 3: Best Youth Ministry Blog Post of 2012










Would you be willing to vote one more time for my post? I know many of you have voted up to this point, and I certainly appreciate it, but I am going to continue to need your vote to move on. I am now in round 3, and voting ends tonight at midnight. I am a good ways back from the leader, and would like to move on, but it will take you voting.


Vote now by clicking here!


Voting Ends Today- Vote for my post

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Hey guys, I have made it to round 2, but desperately need your vote to make it further to win the best youth ministry blog post of 2012. Last I checked, I was pretty far behind so let’s change it, and help me catch the leader. The post that is nominated is “My top 5 Epic Failures in Student Ministry.”

So, would you be willing to take 5 seconds of your time to vote for my post?

Vote for my post HERE!!!

Today is the Final Day.

Vote Today for My Post as the Top Youth Ministry Post of 2012










With your help, I have made the top 34 of the list of best youth ministry blogs of 2012. I need you to go vote again. With a new round, it means new votes so if you have already voted, take just a second and go vote again if you would.


Click here to vote!